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Thursday   (30 March 2017)
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* Offshore sea state reflects conditions beyond the zone where waves are breaking on final approach to the shore and up to several kilometres from the shore. It is not, however, meant to represent conditions in the open ocean, far from land.

Friday   (31 March 2017)
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* Offshore sea state reflects conditions beyond the zone where waves are breaking on final approach to the shore and up to several kilometres from the shore. It is not, however, meant to represent conditions in the open ocean, far from land.

Saturday   (01 April 2017)
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* Offshore sea state reflects conditions beyond the zone where waves are breaking on final approach to the shore and up to several kilometres from the shore. It is not, however, meant to represent conditions in the open ocean, far from land.

Sunday   (02 April 2017)
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* Offshore sea state reflects conditions beyond the zone where waves are breaking on final approach to the shore and up to several kilometres from the shore. It is not, however, meant to represent conditions in the open ocean, far from land.

Monday   (03 April 2017)
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* Offshore sea state reflects conditions beyond the zone where waves are breaking on final approach to the shore and up to several kilometres from the shore. It is not, however, meant to represent conditions in the open ocean, far from land.

Tuesday   (04 April 2017)
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* Offshore sea state reflects conditions beyond the zone where waves are breaking on final approach to the shore and up to several kilometres from the shore. It is not, however, meant to represent conditions in the open ocean, far from land.

Wednesday   (05 April 2017)
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* Offshore sea state reflects conditions beyond the zone where waves are breaking on final approach to the shore and up to several kilometres from the shore. It is not, however, meant to represent conditions in the open ocean, far from land.

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Issued at: 1300 on Thu 30 Mar 2017

Forecast summary

Regional forecast for Orkney & Shetland

Cloudy start then brighter with sunshine and a few showers.

Today:

A cloudy start but last of overnight rain quickly clearing away. It will gradually brighten up during the day with sunny intervals developing. Best of the afternoon sunshine will be over Orkney. A much milder day with lighter winds. Maximum Temperature 12 °C.

Tonight:

Dry with clear periods at first. Then becoming cloudy overnight with patchy light rain reaching Orkney later. It will be a mild night with freshening southeasterly winds. Minimum Temperature 6 °C.

Friday:

Dull and wet with outbreaks of rain, heavy at times. Also very misty with coastal fog patches. A cooler day than Thursday and winds will be light. Maximum Temperature 10 °C.

Outlook for Saturday to Monday:

Sunshine and scattered showers on Saturday with light winds. Dry and bright on Sunday with sunny spells. Cloudy with rain and strong southerly winds on Monday.

Updated at: 0432 on Thu 30 Mar 2017

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Cloud and rain north and west. Very warm for some.

Today:

A mild, cloudy start with outbreaks of rain and a brisk breeze in many northern and western parts. Increasing amounts of sunshine, though often hazy, in south-east England and eastern Scotland, where it will be very warm later.

Tonight:

Another mild, frost free night, with further outbreaks of rain in many northern and western parts which will turn heavy at times. Clear spells for parts of the south-east.

Friday:

Heavy, steady rain across Northern Ireland and western Scotland through the morning. A mostly dry, cloudy start elsewhere. Then sunny spells with showers in the west. Less warm than Thursday.

Outlook for Saturday to Monday:

Saturday cooler with sunshine and showers, and a risk of frost overnight. Sunday fine and dry, feeling warm in sunny spells. Monday breezy with rain in the north and west.

Updated at: 0412 on Thu 30 Mar 2017

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Tuesday 4 Apr 2017 to Thursday 13 Apr 2017:

Tuesday will be largely cloudy but rather warm, with some light and patchy rain, but it will become drier and brighter by Wednesday, although cooler. By midweek, high pressure will become more dominant and the dry, bright weather will spread across much of country for a few days, with light winds. The greatest risk of thicker cloud and outbreaks of rain will be in the northwest, and the best of the sunshine and the warmest temperatures will be in the south. A good deal of settled and dry weather is then likely, especially in the south where it will be warm. More changeable weather will affect the northwest especially though, with some rain and strong winds at times.

Updated at: 1225 on Thu 30 Mar 2017

UK Outlook for Friday 14 Apr 2017 to Friday 28 Apr 2017:

The middle of April may see more unsettled conditions for a while with short periods of cloud, rain and strong winds particularly affecting the north and west of the UK. Dry and calm conditions are more likely to dominate though, especially in the south and then later in the month for many. Temperatures are expected to be warmer than average, but with rather chilly nights at times, which will lead to frost in a few places. Any colder spells are likely to be short-lived however, although there are some hints that these may become more prevalent later in the month.

Updated at: 1225 on Thu 30 Mar 2017